Check out this story about Facebook storing millions of user credentials in a plaintext file: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plaintext-passwords Obviously this is a bad security practice, everyone makes mistakes (big and small). This story however stuck in the back of mind because lately I’ve
I got this in my inbox this morning about a Senate hearing regarding major data breaches (Yahoo and Equifax): http://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-yahoo-fail-to-answer-the-most-basic-questions-during-senate-hearing. If you’re interested in watching the actual hearing, check out YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunazYJGNXU (starts at about the 12:20 mark). The article reports
Several millions of Verizon customer data was exposed on an Amazon cloud storage endpoint that was incorrectly configured by a vendor. It allowed anyone with that link to access the information. More about the hack can be found at this
Netflix and Facebook recently forced reset certain accounts due to the MySpace, LinkedIn and Tumblr hacks, and that it was found that users were using the same passwords everywhere. The big gorilla-in-the-room-lesson-learned here: don’t re-use passwords. I get it, manually
This one came across the desk today, TeamViewer confirms extent of their recent hack. This one is going to be an interesting one, because I know of many, let’s just say ‘high-valued targets’, that use this remote control and desktop sharing
A leaked SnapChat deck that revealed revenue and other financials were (accidentally?) leaked, according to a TechCrunch article at http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/26/snapchat-series-f/. If it was an Office document some simple DRM could have stopped this, but this has got me thinking about how
Looks like the FBI didn’t need Apple’s help after all (http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/28/justice-department-drops-lawsuit-against-apple-over-iphone-unlocking-case/). They were able to unlock the infamous San Bernardino iPhone, and now they are helping US states requesting for help unlocking suspect iPhones (good). I read (not in this
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